Remington 700 sps varmint in stainless! Cabelas edition


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bryank30
November 6, 2010, 05:31 PM
Hello All-

Scored on a hell of a nice rifle, remington made the 700SPS Varmint for Cabela's only in a Stainless Edition.. Put a H&S Sporter stock, a Warne tactical scope mount, Burris extreme tactical low rings and a made for Midway only BSA 6-24X44 tactical mil dot scope and now I have one bad sniper machine!!! Its in .308 caliber of course..

Bryan

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AR27
November 6, 2010, 05:37 PM
very nice, i would like to see some pics of 100 yard groups

bryank30
November 6, 2010, 05:39 PM
They matched BassPro, who had it for $550.00 and then that activated Cabelas $150.00 cash card and then I qualified for Remington's $40.00 rebate..

The Stock still cost me 328.00 shipped from Midway :banghead: Stockey's was out of the HS sporter RH short action. It will outshoot my Springfield Natinal Match M1A.. But then its got 4'' of barrel, a lighter trigger.. Still doesn't quite have the sex appeal of my M1A.. I don't know of any animal on this planet that could stand up to that machine.

bryank30
November 6, 2010, 05:52 PM
Here is the absolute best 4-5 shot group I could get out of it.. I am necksizing, using 42.5 grains of Varget and 168 HPBT Hornady match bullets, OAL is 2.814.. Full case prep as well..

Other pic is the springfield on the shooting line.

G27RR
November 6, 2010, 06:48 PM
Nice setup and nice shooting.

I picked up one of those in .223 at Cabela's a while back for a great price, too. I put mine in a Bell & Carlson stock and have a Bushnell 4200 6-24x mildot on top so the stock and scope match my .308 setup. Mine sho about 1.5" groups in the factory stock and is down to 1" groups (5 rounds @ 100yds) in the B&C (no other changes made). Looks like your groups are even better.

Here's mine...
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/Rem700SPSSBCstockrtside.jpg

Fremmer
November 6, 2010, 06:58 PM
Nice gun. I like the look of the barrel.

bryank30
November 6, 2010, 07:08 PM
Yes I have heard the Bell and Carlson stocks are right there with H&S and have a better finish.. Wish I had known that before I paid full retail for the H&S.. I noticed your from Texas, what range do you frequent? I am a member of NTSA its just north of Denton.. Its a nice private range.

bryank30
November 6, 2010, 07:09 PM
And FYI my old man did that real tight group, he's an old benchrest shooter, he can read wind and mirage very well..

bryank30
November 6, 2010, 07:23 PM
shooting .223 does save you alot on components, its roughly have the powder charge over .308 and your bullets are 40% less normally.. I have a Model 1 AR-15 OCMP national match service rifle that I should start plinking with..

G27RR
November 6, 2010, 08:39 PM
I shoot in the north Austin area. I used to shoot at Red's Indoor Range, which is nice for up to 100yds and in between work and home. There's a range outside Liberty Hill that has a 1,000 yd line, and that will probably be where I start going now.

The .223 is nice for less expensive practice. My .308 is a Howa 1500 with a TacOps bolt knob and the same Bushnell and B&C stock. If I hadn't already had the Howa, I might've picked up a .308 stainless to go with the .223. The B&C stocks are pretty nice.

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/Howa1500SCELP12-2.jpg

AR-15s can be very accurate, too. I recently got my LaRue out to the range fo the first time and shot these groups including zeroing the scope. at 100yds. Any pictures of your AR?
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/2010-11-02160908-1-2.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/LaRueOBRLT-15rtangledfull.jpg

bryank30
November 6, 2010, 11:48 PM
Can't find a pick off hand right now.. It has a A-3 flatop upper with a removable carry handle, the flat top is so much better for mounting optics. I put a timney 3 lb trigger and it really has a nice crisp letoff with hardly any creep. I think maybe for christmas I will get myself a timney trigger for that 700, but the factory one isn't bad, its about 3.5 lbs. I cant get it to adjust any lighter. Do you still have the factory Xmark or have you went aftermarket on your trigger? That's a nice AR-15..

G27RR
November 7, 2010, 12:33 AM
I'm still using the factory trigger. It's not too bad but I will probably swap it some day. The LaRue has a Geisselle SSA trigger, and it's much nicer than most AR triggers. I hear good things about Timney, too.

blitzen
November 7, 2010, 03:50 AM
Excelent rifle, excelent buy. Now step it out there. you show me your 880 yard target and I'll show you mine. My rifle is the same only not stainless.

bryank30
November 7, 2010, 11:59 AM
Hey Blitzen, I notice you live in Sara Palin country, I live in the Dallas megaplex its really hard to find a 880 yd range anywhere within 200 miles.. Even a 600 yd range might be out of the question.. Hats off to you man.

bryank30
November 7, 2010, 12:21 PM
Here's my AR-15.. Its plain jane in comparison ; )

G27RR
November 7, 2010, 12:30 PM
Nothing wrong with a stock looking setup. Thanks for the picture.

blitzen
November 7, 2010, 12:39 PM
Two biggest states in the union and we have the same problem. Up here it's too many trees and too many mountains, but I found a spot. Good luck!

AR27
November 7, 2010, 05:29 PM
seems like your into stainless barrels and national match rifles

joed
November 7, 2010, 07:55 PM
I really want to thank you guys for this topic. I had been looking for a new rifle for the past month. My first choice was a Remington 700 VS SF II but the price was a bit steep at $1060. After seeing this thread Sunday morning I called Cabellas as soon as they opened. Yes, they had the SPS Stainless in stock and it was on sale. I put it in layaway and will pick it up next weekend. I went for the .22-250 chambering.

The first thing to go will be the stock, I'm thinking Bell & Carlson as my friend just got one for his SPS Varmint for $209.

But thanks for this topic, your timing was amazing.

G27RR
November 7, 2010, 08:19 PM
Congrats Joed. It's fun when timing works out that way, isn't it?

joed
November 7, 2010, 09:14 PM
Congrats Joed. It's fun when timing works out that way, isn't it?

The timing was so perfect on the whole thing that I was amazed. Now I have about a 100 mile ride to go get it though, but I'm not complaining.

I looked at Savage rifles and Remington, couldn't decide until this morning.

joed
November 8, 2010, 06:42 PM
Now lets talk aftermarket stocks. Was thinking about a Bell & Carlson Medalist 2958-02. Anyone have experience with B&C?

G27RR
November 8, 2010, 08:38 PM
I have two B&C stocks, one on a Rem 700 .223 and the other on a Howa 1500 .308. The Rem is pictured in one of my earlier posts in this thread. They are great for precision shooting but heavy for hunting on the move.

Drudge
November 8, 2010, 10:25 PM
Oh yeah thats a nice one.

joed
November 13, 2010, 09:48 PM
Picked mine up today in Dundee, MI. Largest gunshop I've ever been it. Had to take a number like a meat department in a grocery store.

Anyway, the price was $614, got $30 off that and a $100 rebate from Remington. No one told me the rifle comes with a hard case, that was a surprise.

double bogey
November 13, 2010, 11:38 PM
http://www.tacproshootingcenter.com/facilities.html

bryank30, check this out for 1k yd range.

HOOfan_1
November 14, 2010, 12:21 AM
Anyway, the price was $614, got $30 off that and a $100 rebate from Remington. No one told me the rifle comes with a hard case, that was a surprise.

I spent nearly $900 on a CZ 550 Varmint and it only came in a factory cardboard case. I plan to buy my first hard case to protect that investment though.

nastynatesfish
November 14, 2010, 12:37 PM
How are those bc a2 stocks for weight. I have a 7mm that I rebarreled and would like that od w/ black web. You can check out my older post for a pic of my 700 if you want

G27RR
November 14, 2010, 01:06 PM
They weigh about 3 lbs.

nastynatesfish
November 14, 2010, 02:17 PM
That would put my rifle to about 13 lbs then!

joed
November 25, 2010, 08:38 PM
Finally got my SPS VS Stainless together and shot it today. Despite the fact that it is a nice looking gun accuracy was disappointing but expected. I put 50 rounds through it to break it in, then another 10 to check it for accuracy.

After that it was time to see what it would do. Group sizes were pretty much what I expected at about 1.25" on average.

The trigger is absolutely horrible, seems like you pull forever waiting for it to go off. After break in it got just a little better. Got home and measured it, breaks at 6 lbs. I doubt it can be brought down to 3 lbs.

The stock was also what I expected. Depending how it was set in the rest the rifle shot higher or lower because of pressure on the barrel. The new stock should be here in 2 weeks so I have this covered. But, I think I want a new trigger. I'll be looking for a Timney to replace what came on the rifle.

Rob96
November 26, 2010, 05:23 AM
Let us know how it does in the new stock. I have the matte finished ADL version from Dick's. With the factory stock supported in a variety of manners I consistently get under .60moa.

joed
November 26, 2010, 07:48 AM
Rob96, I'm amazed to hear something can be done with the factory stock. If you got yours down to .60moa you obviously did something right. I can hardly wait for the new stock to get here after shooting this gun. I'm going to see if adjusting the trigger helps any too. Mine breaks at 6 lbs. When I handled the rifles in the store they weren't this bad.

Rob96
November 26, 2010, 10:48 AM
Surprised your trigger is at 6#'s. If I had to guess, mine is at about 4#'s and is nice and crisp. With factory Remington 150gr Core Lokt I get about .85 moa, with my handload of 168gr SMK ove 42grs. of Reloader 15 I get under .60moa. This is shooting it off of a rest or a Harris bipod. I bought the rifle with all intents of changing the stock, but now I'm afraid too.

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